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Nov 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
we always used as a gag from there on in. so, anyway, later on we fought in bogenville. that was not really a bloody battle, but it was very scary. and i spent eight weeks as a first scout on patrol every day. we would take a five-man patrol out and just make sure the japanese kept -- the whole idea was to set up a perimeter, i would say has been ten miles deep and a semicircle to the beach, in a swamp where the japanese didn't expect us to go, and we miraculously built a flight strip where we were flying out of and a strip in the swamps in six weeks. anyway, that was my job there for -- so the casualties weren't bad and i never got shot there. then we went to learn how to dig fox holes all over again. and went to guam. you think of storm landings, which are really pretty hazardous, and a lot of marines went for the storm landings, and we did at guam. so you would think that we were all tensed up, but i thought i might explain to you how my experience went on this particular landing. we climbed down the cargo net, and one guy had stole an box of cigars. everyone would s
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